The Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and other dietary factors, including some food and beverages, in preventing disease and promoting health.
Every two years the Linus Pauling Institute hosts a conference highlighting the latest research on micronutrients and health. Formerly known as the Diet and Optimum Health (DOH) Conference, in 2019 the conference retitled to more accurately reflect the scope of research covered. At the last conference in 2019, the LPI's 10th International Conference, talks were focused on bioactives, botanicals and redox mechanisms.
To view the 2019 program and photos or sign up to receive email updates on our next conference in 2020, go here.
Healthy Youth Program was an outreach program focusing on cooking, nutrition, and garden-based programs for and families. While the program reached its sunset in July 2019, the historical information of the program is still available.
The institute publishes a free, semi-annual Research Newsletter that features current LPI research projects and work being done in areas relevant to the institute's mission.
Our recommendations for generally healthy individuals interested in achieving or maintaining optimum health and preventing chronic diseases can be found in our Rx for Health.
Unclear if you are getting adequate amounts of vitamins or essential minerals to meet your daily needs? The Micronutrients for Health lists all the vitamins and nutritionally essential minerals and their functions, some dietary sources, and recommendations for intake.
Books published by Linus Pauling, including such titles as Cancer and Vitamin C and How to Live Longer and Feel Better, are available for purchase. Books based on research on vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals from the institute are also available.
Videos produced by the institute can be found on our YouTube page.